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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Open a vehicle without key 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123590  Open a vehicle without key 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Security 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners credited with this unit standard will able to identify vehicle locks and the methods of opening the locks. They are also able to remove an old lock and refit the vehicle with a new lock. This unit standard deals with the authorised access of opening a vehicle without a key.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Identify makes and models of vehicles.
  • Explain the functioning of vehicle locking mechanisms.
  • Open a vehicle. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Maintain a safe and tidy working environment (ID 123589).
  • Maintain key cutting machines (ID 123593).
  • Duplicate and cut keys (ID 123591). 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Vehicle types will include but are not limited to: central locking and key lock. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify makes and models of vehicles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Vehicle makes are identified in terms of their influence on the opening of the vehicle lock. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Vehicle models are identified in terms of their influence on the opening of the vehicle lock. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the functioning of vehicle locking mechanisms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Vehicle locking mechanisms are explained in terms of the make and model of the vehicles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Components of locking systems are identified in terms of the impact of the opening of a vehicle. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Components include but are not limited to air bags, central locking and electronic cabling.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Open a vehicle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Principles of specialised lock opening methods are explained with an example of each opening method. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Methods include but are not limited to: mechanical and electronic methods.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Vehicle is opened in accordance with job specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Vehicle lock is removed and replaced according to job specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Vehicle lock is inspected in order to ensure it is in working order. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Vehicle components that were removed are restored to their original state. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Methods of opening a vehicle.
  • Vehicle mechanics.
  • Different vehicles.
  • Opening methods. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to opening, removing and replacing of a vehicle lock. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the process of opening the vehicle lock. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with others in the removal and replacement of vehicle locks. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the correct use of equipment leads to the lock being opened successfully. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  50541   National Certificate: Locksmithing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    NONE 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.